National Parks

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Update on $10 Senior America the Beautiful Park Price Increase

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For months now there have been rumors swirling that one of the best travel deals in the US, the lifetime $10 Senior America the Beautiful Pass available to US citizens and permanent residents ages 62 and older, would be dramatically increasing in price 8x to $80. This $10 lifetime pass is such a deal because admission to our National Parks usually isn’t free, and can be $20 – $30 per vehicle, depending on the park. This pass is especially great since it grants…

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Taking a Day Trip Back in Time on the Grand Canyon Railway!

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A look at the various cars and classes of travel on the Grand Canyon Railway day trip that takes you not only from Williams, Arizona to the Grand Canyon, but back in time complete with shootouts, horse chases, US Marshals, guitar sing-alongs, and more…

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The Best Surprises Along The Journey

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From coming around the bend to find a beautiful lake, to taking a bush plane through Alaska, to stumbling upon the best state park in the United States, sometimes the best parts of the journey are the surprises that find you along the way. Here are a look at some of Grandpa Points best travel surprises…

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Overcoming Waterfall-a-Phobia and Visiting Niagara Falls

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This is a guest post from my dad, Grandpa Points. He and my mom are in their mid-60’s, are (mostly) retired, and are ticking off “bucket list” destinations quicker than they ever thought possible thanks to miles, points, and travel deals.  They have an intense love of this country, of its National Parks and treasures, and have no problem with a clean budget hotel room and an economy airline seat on a budget airline as long as it gets them…

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Greatest $10 Deal in Travel Increasing Price 8x in 2017

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If the best deal in family travel is the Southwest Companion Pass, then a very close second place is the $10 Senior America the Beautiful Pass that gets US citizens and permanent residents ages 62 and older into National Parks without an additional charge for the rest of their life. At just $10 for the lifetime pass (+ $10 processing document fee if you apply online) it can save you big money on the very first use as admission to…

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Best State Parks in the United States for a Thousand

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You can’t really go wrong with a fall foliage centered trip to the Northeast, but you can go really, really right if you visit places like the “best state park” in the United States at exactly the right time while on that trip. Learn more about Letchworth State Park and what makes it a picture postcard type of place.

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Just for the Chill of It On Trail Ridge Road

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This is a guest post from my dad, Grandpa Points. He and my mom are in their mid-60’s, are (mostly) retired, and are ticking off “bucket list” destinations quicker than they ever thought possible thanks to miles, points, and travel deals. They have an intense love of this country, of its National Parks and treasures, and have no problem with a clean budget hotel room and an economy airline seat on a budget airline as long as it gets them…

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Visit National Parks for Free This Week and 16 Days in 2016!

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National Parks truly are some of this nations best treasures, and if you don’t take the time to visit them I would not hesitate to say that you are missing out. It all started when Yellowstone National Park was established by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872, and since then over 50 National Parks have been established including: Acadia, Arches, Big Bend, Bryce Canyon, Carlsbad, Crater Lake, Death Valley, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Haleakalā, Volcanos, Kenai Fjords, Mesa Verde, Mount Rainer,…

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Slots Payback – 110% Guaranteed!

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This is a guest post from my dad, Grandpa Points. He and my mom are in their mid-60’s, are (mostly) retired, and are ticking off “bucket list” destinations quicker than they ever thought possible thanks to miles, points, and travel deals.  They have an intense love of this country, of its National Parks and treasures, and have no problem with a clean budget hotel room and an economy airline seat on a budget airline as long as it gets them…

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Inside Mesa Verde National Park: From the Typical to the Mystical

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This is a guest post from my dad, Grandpa Points. He and my mom are in their mid-60’s, are (mostly) retired, and are ticking off “bucket list” destinations quicker than they ever thought possible thanks to miles, points, and travel deals.  They have an intense love of this country, of its National Parks and treasures, and have no problem with a clean budget hotel room and an economy airline seat on a budget airline as long as it gets them…

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